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Gymnastics: LASG turns in solid showing at meet

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By Ann Schake

The Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers traveled to Albuquerque Jan. 16-18 to compete at the Precision Gymnastics Winter Fiesta Invite.

The level 7 competition was held Jan. 16 with 28 gymnasts taking part.

Los Alamos finished third in level 7 team competition. In the 11-and-under age division, Jessica Allen was fifth in the all-around competition with a score of 34.75.

Allen placed fifth on beam with a score of 9.00 and tied for fifth on vault with an 8.85, was seventh on floor exercise with an 8.80, and ninth on parallel bars with an 8.10.

Hayley Schake and Annika Bronkhorst competed in the junior age division (12-13 years old).  Schake was fifth overall with an all-around score of 35.30, while Bronkhorst was seventh with a 34.45.

Schake placed second on vault with a 9.10, placed third on floor exercise with a 9.20, placed fourth on balance beam with an 8.85, and finished seventh on parallel bars with an 8.15. Bronkhorst was third on beam with a 9.00, fourth on vault with an 8.85, sixth on bars with an 8.30 and eighth on floor with an 8.30.

The level 6 competitions were split into sessions that were held Friday evening and Saturday evening.  In all, 48 gymnasts competed in three separate age divisions.

Los Alamos gymnasts placed fifth overall among the nine teams competing.

Katya Skurkhin competed in the children’s age division (10 and under).  She placed fifth in the all-around with a score of 31.45.

Skurkhin was fifth on floor with an 8.10, sixth on vault and bars, scoring an 8.20 and a 7.65, respectively.  She was seventh on beam with a 7.50.

In the junior age division (11-12 years old) Claire Garnett was eighth overall with an all-around score of 32.75. Garnett tied for first on beam with a score of 8.90.  She was seventh on bars (8.10), ninth on floor (7.45), and 10th on vault (8.30).

Kiana Zerr also competed in this division, tying for fifth on vault (8.75).

In the senior division (13 and older), Mariah Zerr placed sixth with an all-around score of 30.25.  Zerr was sixth on vault and bars with scores of 8.05 and 7.25, respectively.

She also earned a seventh place on floor with a 7.25 and eighth on beam with a 7.70.  

Los Alamos’ Sarah Palmer also competed in this age division, earning a seventh on beam (7.95) and eighth on vault (7.35).

The Los Alamos level 5 gymnasts competed Jan. 18.  

In level 5, 52 gymnasts competed in three age divisions.  Los Alamos placed fourth as a team among the 10  teams entered.

In the children’s division (11 and under), Zhou Pattillo tied for second on bars with a 9.30. She also placed in the top 10 on beam (8.25) and vault (8.40).

Megan Kuzmack also competed in this division and tied for fourth on bars with a 9.20 and placed fifth on floor with an 8.60.

In the junior division (12 years old), Mikayla Pulliam placed third all-around with a score of 33.35. Pulliam placed first on beam with an 8.95, third on vault with an 8.35, fifth on floor with a 7.95, and sixth on bars with an 8.10.

In the senior division (13 and older), Allie Sutherland placed fourth overall with an all-around score of 33.85.  

Following close behind Sutherland were teammates Rebecca Runnels, who was fifth overall (33.70), and Megan Kober, who took sixth (33.65).

Sutherland placed fourth on beam with an 8.50, fifth on bars with an 8.85, sixth on vault with an 8.30 and seventh on floor with an 8.20.

Runnels was second on vault with an 8.70, third on floor with an 8.70, tied for seventh on beam with an 8.20 and was 10th on bars with an 8.10.

Kober placed fourth on floor (8.60), sixth on beam (8.35), tied for seventh on bars (8.50) and was eighth on vault with an 8.20.

Los Alamos’ Rachel Martineau also competed in this age division as well, taking ninth overall (32.525).

Martineau was fifth on vault with an 8.40, tied for seventh on bars with an 8.50 and ninth on beam with an 8.15.

Teammate Rachel Andreatta placed fifth on floor (8.55) and was ninth on bars (8.35).

The level 4 competitions were split into sessions that were held Saturday and Sunday. In that competition, 88 gymnasts competed in five different age divisions, representing 10 teams.

LASG finished fifth.

In the children’s division (8 and under) Carley Stilwell placed fifth overall with an all-around score of 33.90.  Stillwell placed third on bars with an 8.90, fourth on vault with an 8.65, and ninth on floor with an 8.55.

In the younger nine-year-old division Jenna Weatherbie placed third in the all-around competition with a score of 33.90.

Weatherbie was second on vault with an 8.90, and fourth on bars (8.70), floor (8.20), and beam (8.10).  

In the 9-year-old division Sydney Schake placed fourth overall with an all-around score of 35.05, earning first on vault (9.25), third on floor (8.85), fifth on bars (8.65) and sixth on beam (8.30).

In the junior division (10-11 years old) Kaelan Prime placed sixth overall with an all-around score of 32.85. Prime was fifth on floor with an 8.10, sixth on bars with an 8.60, seventh on beam with an 8.05, and ninth on vault with an 8.10.

In the senior division (13 years and older) Luvina Lucero was fifth overall with a 35.675 all-around score. Lucero placed second on bars with a 9.30, fourth on floor with a 9.275, fifth on vault with a 9.00, and ninth on beam with an 8.10.  Jackie Cooke was ninth in this age division with an all-around score of 33.60.  Cooke placed fourth on bars with a 9.10, and tenth on vault (8.50), floor (8.35), and beam (7.65).  Elise Kessler, competing in her first away meet, was eighth on both vault (8.60) and bars (8.85) in this age division.

The Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers level 5, 6 and 7 teams travel to Albuquerque to compete in the Gold Cup Classic Saturday.